In what is a first for many indigenous peoples’ and local community organizations, DGM activities are being carried out in a way that meets the high fiduciary and safeguard standards of the World Bank. National DGM projects have been approved in Brazil, Peru, Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and some of the first grants to community projects are already being awarded.

This report is also available in Spanish, French, and Portuguese through the DGM website.